Posts Tagged With: CSA

Do the Can-Can!

this is why I got a really bad berry stomach ache on Friday during picking….

Things have been a bit busy on the farm. The summer rush is in full swing. Here’s a pictorial overview of all sorts of farm updates.

sweet peas were here and now they’re done, Loganberries are still here

the CSA packing line, plus Jude thrown in!

Angies beautiful flowers

strawberries are starting to slow down in the heat

Jake holding Abby like the lion king

pretty fennel

chard – great colors

part of our booth at the farmers market, beets galore

Boysenberries EVERYWHERE!

farm photo op, most of the daily crew 🙂

and the littlest member, Jude sucking on his mango


We work hard. All of the harvesting, weeding, packing, digging, tilling, planting, transplanting, watering, and everything else, but we also play hard. We challenged a nearby farming community to a kickball game:

Mountain Bounty – team domination

intense warm up, one handed catching, beer in other hand

the two sides combine for a peaceful post game pic

we harvested over 1,000 pounds of broccoli last Wednesday and some were as big as Jason’s biceps

Even with all this work, we’ve made sure to make rock’in meals. Here’s a sampling:

pesto Mediterranean pizza

spring rolls wrapped in blanched cabbage leaves and special sauce

yummy pesto

beet, carrot, beet green roast

And, we’ve also tried to keep preserving food….

sun drying apricots and nectarines

the new pressure cooker with lots of our canning work: from left to right: dill pickles, with strawberries on top, boysenberries in pear juice, with pickled fennel (top), nectarines in juice, hot cumin zucchini pickle, and 3rd top mango/serrano hot sauce, bottom right jearinera and nectalo (nectarine and loganberry) jam

had to do some construction in the cabin….add some shelfs

Wow, there’s just not enough time in the day. Gotta love summer! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and eat some delicious food!


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Harvest Time!

Step right up and get your box!

Your CSA box that is 🙂

This week was our first week for harvesting the CSA boxes. It’s been an exciting week filled with lots of hard work, harvesting, washing, and packing. Here’s a little picture summary:

here’s the “Clubhouse” board with all of our lists….

after we harvest everything into boxes, the boxes are brought over to the packing tent by the harvest slay (wooden box in back) and the tractor. then there’s the washing tubs & screens followed by re-boxing and van loading

Japanese turnips coming through the line

red leaf lettuce bath

after it’s washed it’s back to the van to transport over to the main farm location for packing

the packing line

Di with our jumbo kale bunches!

layer 1 of the box: napa cabbage, carrots, radishes, Japanese turnips, and zucchinis

layer 2: kale, 2 types of lettuce, garlic scapes, and the newsletter

It was a pretty great box for the first week! Everything went smoothly with harvesting and getting boxes to their drop off locations on time. It helps a ton when we have the awesome crew that we do, harvesting over 500 heads of lettuce goes by in a breeze.

Vegetables have not been the only thing we’ve been harvesting……

these don’t go into CSA boxes, so John offered Jake and I money to sell them at a roadside stand

strawberries, get your strawberries!

there were so many ready for an early harvest

And with all of the “seconds” we made some jam!

Also, news update, our broody hen hatched some chicks!

future eggs!

John and Angie’s little one, Jude, decided to hang out with me for a little bit after work one day. I just so happened to be eating some super garlicy hummus, that surprisingly the 1 and a half year old just loved and ate all of mine up!

Jude is so cute!

he loves to steal water bottles

Have a terrific weekend everybody. A big CONGRATS to all the recent graduates out there and particularly for ALEXA and GARRETT, woohooo!

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